37th Annual Christmas in Salem House Tour

Christmas in Salem features a glimpse into private homes that have been professionally decorated for the holiday season as well as a series of special events such as walking tours and wine tastings that are exclusive to Christmas in Salem ticket holders. Each year, the tour features a different neighborhood in historic Salem and therefore explores a series of unique histories and architectural tales. Proceeds from the event support historic preservation in Salem and the mission of Historic Salem, Inc.

 

For complete event information, please visit: ChristmasinSalem.org.

37th Annual Christmas in Salem House Tour

Christmas in Salem features a glimpse into private homes that have been professionally decorated for the holiday season as well as a series of special events such as walking tours and wine tastings that are exclusive to Christmas in Salem ticket holders. Each year, the tour features a different neighborhood in historic Salem and therefore explores a series of unique histories and architectural tales. Proceeds from the event support historic preservation in Salem and the mission of Historic Salem, Inc.

For complete event information, please visit: ChristmasinSalem.org.

 

Christmas in Salem Preview Candlelit Tour

The Preview Candlelight Tour of Christmas in Salem will be available for advance ticket holders only and will feature selected homes.

Christmas in Salem invites visitors to tour historic homes in the Salem Common neighborhood. Homes will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season. A complimentary trolley takes visitors from downtown parking locations to the tour route, providing historical information and a festive ride that will get everyone in the holiday spirit. There are local attractions, walking tours, live music, and hotel discounts available for all tour goers.

Over the weekend all sites will be open for tours. Tickets for the Friday night candlelight tour MUST  be purchased in advance using the link below. No tickets are available for sale on the night of December 1.

 

Salem Holiday Happenings

Celebrate, shop, and dine in Salem during the holiday season.  Festival highlights include Historic Salem, Inc.’s annual Christmas in Salem Historic House Tour and Santa’s arrival atop the Hawthorne Hotel. And don’t miss the third annual Launch! celebration on New Year’s Eve, now featuring an early family-friendly event and a late night party for the adults.

Shop for “Christmas in July” in Salem

Partridge in a Bear Tree

Feeling festive knowing that Christmas is just five months away? The summer months are a wonderful time to take advantage of Salem’s maritime attractions and enjoy the outdoors with the warmer weather. Salem has also become a shopper’s paradise featuring a host of shops with everything from accessories and clothing, to witch shops, pet supplies, and even Christmas ornaments and gifts (many sold year-round!)

Located on Pickering Wharf, Partridge in a Bear Tree is celebrating their third year in Salem! The shop carries Christmas ornaments and figures like Jim Shore pieces, Snow Babies, Byers’ Choice Carolers, and other Christmas collectibles year-round. The shop is the perfect place to find themed ornaments for friends and family at home too, as they carry ornaments based on sports, hobbies, military, career, wedding/anniversary, and baby’s first Christmas. Seasonal decorations (that are also sold year-round) include nautical designs for the summer, and Halloween ornaments decoration and the Halloween village sets for the fall.

Trolley Depot

Other summery Christmas shopping opportunities can be found on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall at either Coon’s Card and Gift Shop/Penelope’s Pet Boutique or the Trolley Depot. A trip to Coon’s will lead you to a collection of Salem-themed pewter ornaments, the perfect souvenirs for remembering your trip to the Witch City. Additional pewter ornaments may be found just down the street at Trolley Depot, which also stocks Halloween-themed ornaments as well as glass ornaments crafted by Old World Christmas Company.

The House of the Seven Gables

 

If you’re looking for a souvenir to remember some of your favorite Salem attractions, be sure to visit the gift shops at the Salem Witch Museum and the House of the Seven Gables. Shop the Salem Witch Museum for detailed gold and ceramic witch-themed ornaments, as well as pieces with the museum logo, or shop the House of the Seven Gables for ceramic and silver ornaments depicting the site’s historic buildings. Forgot to purchase these ornaments during your trip? Both the Salem Witch Museum and the House of the Seven Gables have online shops.

For the artists and art lovers in your life, visit the shop at the Peabody Essex Museum. The shop features an array of enameled butterfly and hummingbird ornaments year-round both in the museum and online.

 

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem Witch Museum

For even more ornaments, visit Waite and Peirce, where all purchases (including ornaments!) will help to support the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. And don’t leave Salem without an ornament to remember your stay at the Salem Waterfront Hotel (or the hotel’s Regatta Pub), as the hotel’s ornaments are available for purchase year-round.

Planning a trip to Salem for the holidays? Salem Holiday Happenings begin November 25 and run through January 1. Check the calendar for holiday events during your next visit, like Christmas in Salem and the Launch! New Year’s Eve events.

 

New Year’s Eve Dance Party at Bit Bar

After dinner Bit Bar will move some tables out and put on some funky lights to celebrate the New Year! No cover – just good music, games, and fun.

 

LAUNCH… Light it Up: New Years Eve in Salem

The City of Salem, Salem Main Streets and Creative Salem are coming together to ring in the year 2017 with an amazing kick off event at Old Town Hall on New Years Eve.

LAUNCH…LIGHT IT UP
$20 per person
21+

NEW THIS YEAR! Join us as Retonica transforms Old Town Hall into a Black Light Dance Hall! Featuring a live performance by local legends D’Andrew, sounds by Seth Albaum and a Silent Disco pop up outside for a special countdown at midnight. Cash bar, Photo Booth, Adult Hat making with Grace & Diggs, nibbles, interactive pop-up art exhibit and more!

For information on the family friendly portion of this event visit SalemMainStreets.org.

Lois Lane & the Daily Planets New Years Eve Celebration

Spend New Year’s Eve at Brodies Seaport with Lois Lane and the Daily Planets!

Specializing in classic rock, blues, rhythm and blues (R&B), funk, jazz, rock, soul and pop music, Lois Lane and the Daily Planets are sure to satisfy even the most demanding audiences! Their current lineup features, of course, Lois on vocals, Cliff Goodman on drums, Lee Lundy playing bass guitar and Peter Fedele on guitar.

Village Tavern New Year’s Eve Party

Spend New Year’s Eve at Village Tavern!

Dinner Reservations (full menu available) accepted up until 9 PM. . — Reservations not required after 9 PM for ‘The Party.’

Enjoy live music and dancing along with 6 pool tables, 2 skeeball alleys, 2 dart alleys, and air hockey!

Free Hats and Noisemakers!

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